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Sunday, November 04, 2007

fake internet names

Jakob Lodwick says what I feel, fake internet names:
"I'm officially fed up with people who use nonsensical 'screen names' on websites where they're interacting with real people. In the AOL days, it made sense to pick a name like sweet16md1981 because 'Jake' was not available. But most modern websites don't make you pick an exclusive name. If you're uncomfortable giving your full name, just use your first name instead. I am getting really sick of finding out that 'brooklyndude' liked my Vimeo videos, or zipzappizzazz is my tumblr follower. I have no idea who you people are, nor will I ever, unless you use a real name. Look, I'm not mad. I just want to know who I'm dealing with. I understand you might be worried about privacy; if that's the case, like I said, your first name is enough."

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